[launchd-dev] launch cocoa-app (with gui) from launchd

Kevin Van Vechten kvv at apple.com
Tue Dec 11 12:52:52 PST 2007

Are you sure you're loading the job with the per-user launchd?  Which  
directory is the launchd plist installed in?

- Kevin

On Dec 10, 2007, at 5:46 PM, bob kells wrote:

> I have been unsuccessful so far attempting to launch an xcode cocoa  
> app
> from launchd.  I have tried loading 2 different versions of a plist  
> that
> reference either
> the executable, or the .app bundle.  Neither works.  I noticed a prior
> listing explaining
> that the actual exe must be referenced, not the .app bundle.  ps  
> shows that
> the process actually gets
> created both ways.  However, nothing appears.  I am able to launch  
> the app
> successfully from a
> script file and the cmd-line.  But when the script file (which  
> launches the
> app) is run
> via launchd, again nothing happens.  I am using WatchPaths, and the  
> Program
> key has been set
> to either the executable, or the .app bundle.  Any suggestions out  
> there?
> thanks...bob

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